I happen to think that TOS is the best American sci-fi series until 1985 (which is a date I just plucked from thin air)
What do other people here think?
If you think TOS was the best sci-fi series up to that time then say what your runner-up is....
if you don't--what is your choice?
Lastly, if you want to say an anthology show like Outer Limits etc.--fine, but also list your choice for 'non-anthology'
By the way, my runner-up is: The Invaders---(IN COLOR!!)
I think that you and Greg are both right. For me, TOS is the best sci-fi series from that era (but I'm biased in that direction), and I would definately put the original Twilight Zone as number two.
But, I also like all four of the Irwin Allen shows, so what do I know?
And, since you picked 1985 as the cutoff date I want to add the original Battlestar Galactica and the Gil Gerard Buck Rogers to my list. Niether are as good as TOS, but I thought both were fun shows.
I see you also like The Invaders. That's one that I only have a passing familiarity with, but was thinking of getting the DVD's. I assume you recommend it?
I do, it ran concurrent with TOS season 1 & 2 and featured many of the same guest actors as TOS and TLZ.
I jusr really like 1960s TV in general. It isn't FX heavy and it really only has 1 recurring character, but I find it very refreashing--just straight up no apologies sci-fi that isn't campy or self conscious.